While the majority of butt plugs on the market are made of either silicone or metal, there's another option to consider: glass. Not only do glass butt plugs provide a completely different type of sensation than silicone and metal toys, but they're also typically colorful and, dare I say, very pretty? But if the words "glass" and "butt" make you, well, clench, I totally get it. That said, as long as you choose one of the best glass butt plugs from this list — all of which are made with one very particularly type of glass — you've got nothing to worry about.
"Glass butt plugs are incredibly safe, as they're made from a special type of glass designed to be completely safe for insertion," explains Annabelle Knight, a sexpert for Lovehoney, with whom I spoke for this article. That glass is borosilicate glass, which happens to be the same material that Pyrex containers are made from. Borosilicate glass can withstand extremely strong heat, as well as the wear and tear of cooking and cleaning. That means it's extremely durable and thick, so there is zero chance of it cracking or breaking while it's inside of you.
There are other benefits of glass dildos, too. Unlike silicone, "It's a material that is compatible with any type of anal lube, whether it be water-based or a natural gel," Knight says. Additionally, "It's easy to experiment with different temperatures as well, either by briefly chilling in the fridge or heating up with warm water."
That said, there are some safety precautions you want to take before using a glass butt plug. Like with any other butt plug, you want to start out small and work your way up so that your anus has time to acclimate to the toy. Anuses don't stretch the way vaginas do, so they need a little training to accept a larger plug without causing damage. "Similar to any butt plug, glass butt plugs should be coated with plenty of lube before using," Knight says. "To keep things clean before, during, and after anal play, try taking a bath or shower, or use an anal douche if you want to feel squeaky clean."
See? These toys are nothing to fear. Ahead, find the best glass butt plugs you can buy, conveniently, on Amazon.